In the months since Karine Jean-Pierre took over from Jen Psaki as White House press secretary, we’ve been waiting on pins and needles for a member of the White House press corps — someone, anyone — to ask Jean-Pierre about her own history and other prominent Democrats’ histories of pushing stolen-election conspiracy theories.
Well, don’t get too excited … Jean-Pierre didn’t actually answer Doocy’s question at all.
Doocy: If we all agree that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen. What about 2016? @PressSec: “I’m not going to go back to where we were. I’m focused on the here and now. We’re going to focus on what’s happening today.”
Our jaws are on the floor. Not necessarily because she tried to spin her way out of answering the question and did so poorly, because we expected her to try that and fail spectacularly. No, our surprise comes more from the fact that this was literally the best she could come up with after having way more time than she ever deserved to have to come up with even a marginally passable answer to the question.
Someone should’ve gotten the hook when they still had the chance. The more time Karine Jean-Pierre spends up there at that podium, the worse she makes herself look. The worse she makes the Biden administration look.